Friday, January 28, 2011

Eboo Patel & Religious Pluralism

The annual Davos 2011 Summit has invited dozens of religious and spiritual leaders to hash out issues like business ethics and the morality of markets in the company of presidents and corporate titans. Unfortunately, there is no video on the session at this point. However, in a CNN article, a conference attendee Dr. Eboo Patel, a Muslim American youth leader, commented, "I've been pleasantly surprised by how full the faith and values sessions are, and with business leaders asking really searching questions; I think they get it."

Who is Eboo Patel? He is a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. He is an American Muslim and founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is an active member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.[1

On YouTube, Patel speaks to a group on behalf of Tides Foundation on the topic of religious pluralism. The Tides Foundation is funded by George Soros, which supports tolerance. Religious pluralism and tolerance go hand-in-hand. It is a belief that all religions are equal in their truth claims. Tides goal is to encourage people of faith to overlook their differences, and focus on open, friendly dialogue. The type of dialogue that attempts to dumb-down Christianity. But the Bible tells us:
 "Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds." 2 John 9-11
Just as a side-line, have you heard the name Patel before? Raj Patel was mistakenly identified as the Maitreya, the world teacher Benjamin Creme has been predicting for 35 years.